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Zip Code:

35020

Population: 27640
 
                               
                                   

Description  Bessemer  

                               
                               
                                   

Bessemer,Alabama  is located in the South East region of the United States near Birmingham-Hoover. It has a population of 27640 people 45.99% male and 54.01% female.

                                   

The average high temperature in the summer is 93 degrees with an average low temperature of 30.8 degrees in the winter. You should expect 58.8 inches of annual rainfall and 1 inches of annual snowfall.

                                     

The safety score in Bessemer is 10 out of 10 with 10 being the worst and 1 being the best (national average is 4). The unemployment rate in Bessemer is 15.7%. The average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The overall cost of living score is 83 as compared to a national average of 100. Voter registration in Bessemer is 47.07% Republican and 52.15% Democrat. See detailed report below.

Bessemer is a city in central Alabama, located in Jefferson County. It is named after Henry Bessemer, an English inventor who developed a process for mass-producing steel. Bessemer is located about 15 miles southwest of Birmingham, and is a part of the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area. The city has a population of around 27,000 people, and is home to a diverse mix of residents. The economy of Bessemer is largely based on manufacturing and retail, with several major companies having a presence in the city. Bessemer is home to several notable landmarks, including the Alabama Splash Adventure water park, the Bessemer Civic Center, and the Bessemer Hall of History. The city is also home to a number of recreational facilities, including several parks and golf courses. The city is served by the Bessemer City School District, which includes several elementary, middle, and high schools. The city is also home to a number of higher education institutions, including Miles College and the Alabama State School of the Arts. In recent years, Bessemer has undergone significant redevelopment and revitalization efforts, with a focus on attracting new businesses and improving quality of life for residents. The city is known for its strong sense of community and southern charm

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Real Estate in Bessemer Alabama

POPULATION

  • Population 27640
  • Population Density 679
  • Population Change -6.81
  • Male Population 45.99
  • Female Population 54.01
  • Married Population 43.59
  • Single Population 56.41

WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

  • Air Quality 3.5
  • Water Quality 80
  • Snowfall 1
  • Pollution 27640
  • Rainfall 58.8
  • Sunny Days 214
  • July High 93
  • January Low 30.8
  • Comfort Index 30
  • UV Index 52

CRIME & SAFETY

  • Violent Crime 10
  • Property Crime 10

TAXES

  • Sales Tax 9
  • Income Tax 5
  • Property Tax 4.94

INCOME

  • Household Income 28.43
  • Percent Between 15-25k 15.93
  • Percent Between 25-35k 12.93
  • Percent Between 35-50k15.21
  • Percent between 50-75k 14.54
  • Percent Between 75-100k 6.43
  • Percent Between 100-150k 5.08
  • Percent Between 150-250k 1.29
  • Percent Between 250-500k 0.14
  • Percent Greater Than 500k 0.03

RELIGION

  • % Religious 57.94
  • % Catholic 7.93
  • % Protestant 0
  • % Mormon0.39
  • % Baptist 29.98
  • % Episcopalian 1.48
  • % Pentecostal 3.39
  • % Lutheran 0.41
  • % Methodist 6.07
  • % Presbyterian 2.32
  • % Other Christian 4.89
  • % Jewish 0.7
  • % Buddhist (Eastern) 0.04
  • % Islam 0.34

HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION

  • Number Of Households 10944
  • Avg. Household Size 2.47
  • Median Home Age 44
  • Median Home Cost 97020
  • Home Appreciation -1.58

HOME STATUS

  • Homes Owned 51.98
  • Homes Vacant 12.98
  • Homes Rented 35.03

PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM

  • Annual Spend Per Student 4316
  • Student To Teacher Ratio 167
  • Students Per Librarian 460
  • Students Per Counselor 376

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

  • High School Graduation Rate 68.12
  • Percent With Associate Degree 6.18
  • Percent Bachelor Degree 6.34
  • Percent Graduate Degree 3.12

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • Unemployment Rate 15.7
  • Recent Job Growth -8.72
  • Future Job Growth 6.86

COST OF LIVING: National Average = 100

  • Overall Score 83
  • Cost Of Food Score 103
  • Cost Of Utilities Score 101
  • Cost Of Misc Score 98

OCCUPATION TYPE

  • Business / Finance 7.33
  • Professional 15.4
  • Service: 19.08
  • Sales & Office 27.71
  • Farming, Fishery, Forestry 0.08
  • Construction 11.14
  • Transportation 19.25

COMMUTE TIME

  • Av Commute Time 25.9
  • % Auto Alone 80.92
  • % Carpool 14.96
  • % Mass Transit1.4
  • % Work At Home 0.36
  • % < 15 mins 25.18
  • % 15-29 mins 39.2
  • % 30-44 mins 26.51
  • % 45-59 mins 5.84
  • % >= 60 min 3.27

POLITICS

  • Democrat: 52.15
  • Republican: 47.07
  • Independent: 0.779

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